Same fake name used in $230K Alberta beef heist, and theft of 7 hot tubs

The RCMP are investigating the theft of a full load of beef valued at over $230,000 from the JBS beef plant near Brooks, Alta., after a transport truck registered under the same fraudulent name as that registered in a hot tub theft earlier this month failed to make its delivery.

The truck was subcontracted to transport the beef from the meat packing plant to the United States on Aug. 30, RCMP said in a press release on Monday.

Mounties said the transport truck was operating under fraudulent documents, and under the fraudulent name of “Transport Pascal Charland” out of Chateauguay, Que.

On Sept. 4, seven hot tubs were stolen in Thorsby, Alta., in a truck registered out of the Montreal suburb, also under the fraudulent name “Transport Pascal Charland.”

The truck is described by the RCMP as a burgundy semi-truck with a large bunk that was pulling a white, refrigerated enclosed trailer.

The suspect was described as a tall white male with a heavy build and short brown hair, slightly balding.

The suspect, seen here in an image from a security camera, is described as a tall white male with a heavy build and short brown hair, slightly balding. (RCMP)

RCMP said he was wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt, yellow florescent vest and a surgical mask.

Brooks RCMP are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 403-794-4400.

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